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How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod

How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod
First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let’s talk Curtain Rods. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of inexpensive curtain rod options in the greater Austin area. DIYing a Curtain Rod: I headed to Home Depot on a mission to find a practical inexpensive solution to my curtain rod dilemma. At Home Depot I found a variety of objects that could work, but in the end the heavens parted and I stumbled on Electrical Conduit. Bless the person that invented this light weight, sturdy, and extremely inexpensive product! But let me back up for a sec. I bought the conduit that was 1/2″ x 10′. Curtain Rings and Finials: Related:  Upholstery

10 Scrap Refabs: Vintage Reupholstery with Colorful Fabric | Designs &I... Forget fabric stores – some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns. These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun. Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless. While there seems to be much mixing going on, there is a clear set of methods within the madness – each found piece of fabric is stitched into a new whole in a way that is clearly conscious of what appears around it in terms of colors and patterns. Old velvet slipcovers, vinyl patches, leather panels and more are paired for reupholstering with carved-wood chairs and couches, much of which may have vintage appeal but, save for such interventions, is otherwise destined to become discount furniture beyond repair.

Leaning Tower of Shelves Getting started This shelf unit may look lightweight and easy to topple. But don't be fooled. It's a real workhorse. The 33-1/2 in. x 82-3/4 in. tower features five unique, tray-like shelves of different depths to hold a wide variety of items up to 13-1/4 in. tall. Despite its 10-degree lean, the unit is surprisingly sturdy and its open design won't overpower a room. Whether you choose to make this piece more functional, as in this office setting, or place it in a family room to showcase treasures, the basic construction is the same. All the materials can be purchased in home centers or lumberyards. A Cutting List and Shopping List can be viewed and printed from Additional Information, below. Buying the Wood We built our unit with red oak and oak veneer plywood and finished it with two coats of red oak stain. One note when buying boards: Use a tape measure to check the “standard” dimensions of 1x3s and 1x4s. Cut plywood shelves first 1 of 4 2 of 4 Photo 2: Cut the narrowest shelf first 3 of 4

Etoffe.com 30 Fabulous Reuses & Repurposes for Old or Recalled Cribs With new crib regulations, the resale of cribs is going to be pretty non-existent for a while. But don't you worry!! You don't have to use that crib for summer campfires! We've scoured the web for some cool tutorials and ideas for reusing old or recalled cribs! These repurposed crib projects are an awesome way to prevent your crib from going into a landfill, getting reused "inappropriately" or simply sitting in your basement collecting dust. NEW! Create a Cool Craft & Storage Center from your Recalled Crib Get Organized in the Laundry Room with Your Old Crib ** ConsignmentMommies "I Consign Too Much..." Turn Your Old Crib into a Bench or Chair A Repurposed Crib Becomes a Plate Rack Cool Message Centers, Chalkboards & Easels from Old Cribs Create a Photo Display from Crib Parts Organize Your Jewelry A Cool Magazine Rack Create a Cool Message Center for Your Office Create a Table Take it Outside to the Garden

Alexander & Pearl Make Your Own Laundry Detergent! It's Easy! Save BIG & Have Fresh, Clean Laundry! | Well, I did it! I have pinned various recipes for homemade laundry detergent for months, now, thinking that soon I would gather the exotic ingredients and muster the courage to make some. I should have paid a lot more attention to those recipes I was pinning. Once I actually stopped to look at the details, I was shocked. My own DIY brand! The one thing that they all had in common was that they make gigantic batches – 10 to 12 gallons, at a time. Why would I bother to make laundry detergent when I could just conveniently grab a bottle off the shelf at the store? These ingredients are easy to find and very inexpensive! Still need a list of reasons to try this? 20¼¢!! Well, if you’re convinced, now; here’s the recipe that I used to make mine. Ingredients 1/4 bar of Fels Naptha soap 2 Tablespoons Borax powder 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (not baking soda) Instructions Grate the 1/4 Fels Naptha Bar into medium shreds. Finish filling each bottle with water. Notes:

Dot & Bo Entertaining with a Modern Twist Maison Salamandre Sewing for the Home ~ Sewing a Slipcover (Part Three) Sewing The Slipcover Use your muslin pieces as you would any regular pattern pieces. If any of your pattern pieces are deficient in the 1″ seam allowance, you can add that onto the upholstery fabric before cutting (just measure 1″ from the masking tape on the pattern piece pinned to the upholstery fabric and mark with a fabric pencil or pin). Keep in mind that the OUTSIDE WING/ARMREST, INSIDE WING, and INSIDE ARMREST pattern pieces must have 2 pieces of the upholstery fabric cut out and that they must be mirror pieces (a right and a left). Align the OUTSIDE BACK, INSIDE BACK, and SEAT pieces along a fold line, and then cut. » Sewing Tutorials + Patterns » Sewing for the Home ~ Sewing... Home « Sewing for the Home ~ Draping a Slipcover (Part Two) Sewing for the Home ~ Super Easy Upholstered Headboard »

Bristol Upholstery & Soft Furnishings Co. CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR We will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 17th December and Re-Open at 9.00am on Monday 4th January 2021. We hope you will be able to enjoy Christmas and New Year, albeit differently this year, and that 2021 will be a healthy one for you and your family. We hope all our customers, old and new, are safe and well Due to COVID 19, we are working under the following temporary arrangements: • Our Reception and Showroom will regrettably NOT be open to visitors. • Our incoming phone lines will be open 10.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday only. Due to some of our loyal staff having to isolate because of COVID-19, we are already experiencing staff shortages across our business and anticipate this situation continuing during the Pandemic. If you have an order already placed with us, the lead time originally discussed with you will very likely now be lengthened. The Bristol Upholstery & Soft Furnishings Team Filmed by video production agency TopLine Comms

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